I have always been interested in the different ways the past shapes our present. This is why I studied History (1998), then Didactics of the Social Sciences (1999), and finally I specialized in Virtual Archaeology (2006). I first wanted to understand the historical causes; later on, the narrations created around archaeological sources, and their uses by society. In recent years (2010) I started a more creative approach: my passion is now the design and evaluation of digitally-mediated experiences in Cultural Heritage settings. Following this path, I have been involved in several research projects (e.g. CHIRON, Understanding the Virtual, CHESS, LEAP, ViMM, EMOTIVE) across different European universities, museums and private research foundations. I also enjoy very much disseminating the results of my enquiries through teaching, invited speeches, publications, and international conferences. I am happy that my contributions have been acknowledged with academic and scientific awards, but above all by people pursuing their professional career in Digital Heritage encouraged by them.
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